Four Triton Boats Row in Grand Finals at WIRA Championships Sunday
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. - The University of California San Diego women's rowing team had four boats rowing in Grand Final races Sunday at the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association (WIRA) Championships on Lake Natoma outside of Sacramento. The Tritons recorded two third-place finishes and two fourth-place finishes.
In the Varsity 8 Grand Final, UC San Diego, fourth in the Division II national rankings, came in fourth, covering the 2,000-meter course in 6:55.961. Central Oklahoma, the top-ranked team in the country, won with a time of 6:45.836. UC Santa Barbara (6:49.836) placed second, No. 5 Western Washington (6:52.428) was third, Puget Sound (7:00.249) finished fifth, and No. 7 Seattle Pacific (7:03.319) was sixth.
UC San Diego took third in the Second Varsity 8 Grand Final, crossing the finish line in 7:27.212. The Gauchos of UC Santa Barbara won the race in 7:15.862.
The Tritons rowed to another fourth-place finish in the Novice 8 Grand Final with a time of 7:29.371. UC Irvine won the race by over seven seconds, posting a 7:18.304.
In the Varsity 4 race, the Tritons were third in 7:49.343. Western Washington was the winner in 7:35.691.
UC San Diego finished in front of West Region rival Humboldt State in the Second Varsity 8, Novice 8, and Varsity 4 events.
The Tritons close out their 2018 regular season at the Dad Vail Regatta, May 11-12 on the Schuylkill River outside of Philadelphia. They will be looking to secure a spot in the NCAA Championships.
Varsity 8 DII/DIII/Club Grand Final
1. Central Oklahoma 6:45.836
2. UC Santa Barbara 6:49.836
3. Western Washington 6:52.428
4. UC San Diego 6:55.961
5. Puget Sound 7:00.249
6. Seattle Pacific 7:03.319
Second Varsity 8 DII/DIII/Club Grand Final
1. UC Santa Barbara 7:15.862
2. Puget Sound 7:22.419
3. UC San Diego 7:27.212
4. Humboldt State 7:34.282
5. UC Davis 8:22.028
Novice 8 Grand Final
1. UC Irvine 7:18.304
2. Seattle Pacific 7:25.503
3. Seattle 7:28.952
4. UC San Diego 7:29.371
5. Orange Coast College 7:36.492
6. Humboldt State 7:54.791
Varsity 4 DII/DIII/Club Grand Final
1. Western Washington 7:35.691
2. Central Oklahoma 7:40.317
3. UC San Diego 7:49.343
4. Humboldt State 7:57.369
5. Sonoma State 8:00.084
6. Long Beach State 8:08.084